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Compendio de la historia geografica, natural y civil del reyno de Chile,


Published 1788
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Translation, by Domingo José de Arquellada Mendoza, of: Saggio sulla storia naturale del Chili. Bologna, 1782

Original work in Italian is an extended version of the natural history section of the author's: Compendio della storia geografica, naturale e civile del regno del Chile. Bologna, 1776 (published anonymously)

The title of this edition in Spanish includes "civil history." However, that section of text was published, as a companion volume, under the title: Compendio de la historia civil del reyno de Chile. Madrid, 1795, translated by Nicolás de la Cruz y Bahamonde from the Italian of Molina's: Saggio sulla storia civile del Chili. Bologna, 1787

Text in Spanish; diagnoses of taxa of animals, plants and minerals in Latin

Signatures; *-2* 3*² A-3F 3G² (3G2 blank)

Map unnumbered; legends and names in Spanish

Text divided into four books: "Libro primero. Situacion, meteoros y temperamento de Chile." (p. 1-42); "Libro segundo. Aguas, tierras, piedras, sales, betunes y metales del reyno de Chile." (p. 43-124); "Libro terceo. Yerbas, arbustos y arboles del reyno de Chile." (p. 125-212); "Libro quarto. Gusanos, insectos, reptiles, peces, páxaros y quadrúpedes de Chile." (p. 213-418)

Book IV includes two catalogs: "Catalogo I. Nuevas especies descriptas en este compendio, y dispuestas segun al sistema de Linnéo." (p. 388-4407); "Catalogo II. De algunos vocabulos chileños perteneciente á la historia natural." (p. 407-418)

Includes, on p. 307-418, over 300 terms in Spanish with equivalents in Araucanian [Mapuche]

Includes bibliographical references

Brown, J.C., 1493-1800

Medina, J.T. Bib. hispano-chilena

Backer-Sommervogel

Palau y Dulcet (2nd ed.)

Stafleu & Cowan

John Carter Brown Library copy bound in contemporary calf


Publisher En Madrid : por Don Antonio de Sancha. Año M. DCC. LXXXVIII. Se hallará en su librería en la Aduana Vieja.
Pages 454
Language Spanish
Call number b2227894
Digitizing sponsor John Carter Brown Library
Book contributor John Carter Brown Library
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Notes No table-of-contents pages found. Copyright found on title page. Foldout in back.

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